Heart Pounding RelaPSIonship Announcement
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Chapter
Volume Volume 17
Chapter 181
Kanji ドキドキ交Ψ宣言
Romaji Dokidoki Kousai Sengen
Release Date February 1, 2016
Issue Weekly Shōnen Jump No. 9, 2016
Episode Season 2 Episode 12
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Heart Pounding RelaPSIonship Announcement is the 181st chapter of The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan) manga series published on the 1st of February 2016.

Characters

Abilities Used

  • Telepathy

Short Summary

Imu wants to confess to Kusuo, only for him to get away from her every time. Kusuo decides to confront Imu by pretending to date Mikoto and it works to his favor. After hearing Kokomi confesses her love of Kusuo, Imu decides to help her.

Long Summary

Imu sees Kusuo happily smiling and starts to confess to him, only for him to go back to his regular demeanor, turn his back on her and start walking away. She panics and asks him where he is going. She then sees him stop and sees Kokomi. She says ‘offu’ in surprise of seeing her all the while Kusuo kneels at Kokomi and grabs one of her wrists. The two start to walk away from her and Imu questions him as to him saying he liked her more. She finally grabs his shoulder, and when he turns to face her, she finds Riki’s face. She screams and finds it was all a dream. She thinks on how this is not the first time she got this nightmare and wonders how many times she will keep on getting it. Then she questions if she can ever win against Kokomi but insists she can due to Kusuo saying he liked her more. Imu decides she will confess to him today and win against her. One of her parents then calls for her for breakfast.

At school, the bell rings. The teacher is finishing lecturing but Imu immediately leaves the room. Her teacher yells at her that class is not over, but she is already thinking it is lunch break. She runs to Kusuo’s class and is trying to hurry up before he escapes her again. She finally makes it into the room, asks for him, only to find out he took his lunch and is no longer there. She falls to the floor, upset she missed him again and wonders where he is.

Kusuo knew she was coming with his telepathy and escaped to the only place he could get away, the boys’ bathroom. He sighs, thinking it has been a while since he went to the bathroom to eat lunch. He then thinks about what he should do about Imu. He reminds everyone on how his plan to use her to get rid of Kokomi backfired and that now she likes him. Since that time, he has used his telepathy on her to give her the nightmares she has been having but it has not worked yet. He is annoyed with having to deal with her and Kokomi and thinks it is too much romance. He decides he needs to confront this.

School ends for the day, and Imu ran immediately to Kusuo’s shoe locker. She is relieved that his shoes are still there and thus he has not left yet. She explains she was in a crouching start position at her classroom door the whole time to assure her victory. She thinks of waiting for him to arrive for a long time if she has to, only for him to walk past her. She is in shock, thinks that he ignored her but then settles with him not noticing her. Smiling, she thinks of him as being foolish since he could miss him having happiness. Not letting him miss the chance, she decides to go up to him but stops. Mikoto arrives, grabbing Kusuo’s arm, telling him to wait for her. Imu is in shock once again. Mikoto tells him to pet her, he sighs but does so. Imu is surprised and can not believe that Kusuo has a girlfriend.

Kusuo explains it is about the same strategy, making a girl think he is with someone else. He is sure Imu only likes him due to her rivalry with Kokomi and she will definitely lose interest if he is with someone completely different. Thus he asked Mikoto for help since she knows about his abilities. Mikoto, having her eyes closed and puckering her lips, tells him through telepathy to kiss her or Imu would suspect something. Kusuo tells her that Imu will not, she already believes it, and to stop it. Mikoto stops, smiles, and tells him that it is nice of him to go through this. Kusuo tells her that he just wants this to end and it is not for her sake. Mikoto then asks him if he is doing this to have an excuse to flirt with her, he tells her no.

Imu goes up to the two of them and asks him if Mikoto is his girlfriend. Kusuo is slightly surprised, he did not expect her to talk to him. Mikoto asks Imu if she can not really tell that they are really a couple and who she is to him. Imu explains that she is a friend and if they are dating have they done something. Kusuo is confused since what she asked was censored. Mikoto tells her of course they have. The two continue to talk, with Mikoto saying they have done stuff all the while having lots of words censored. Kusuo is still confused and tells them to stop. Mikoto, with Kusuo following her, leaves Imu afterwards. Imu thinks about the chat. She realizes she had no jealousy or frustration and thus she did not like him that much. Hearing these thoughts, Kusuo is relieved that the plan is working. She also feels disgusted after talking about the censored stuff, with Kusuo saying he took no part in talking about that. Imu then questions what emotion she currently has, and Kusuo questions it too.

Mikoto tells him to look forward, saying the last boss, Kokomi, is coming towards them. She asks him what they should do, should they continue their act. Nervous, Kusuo asks her if the plan would work on her too. He starts to have some determination and decides they should continue. He then hears Imu tell them to come to her.

Kokomi is surprised to see Imu and asks her how she is. With a locker behind her and somewhat panicked, Imu greets her. Kokomi asks her why she is standing next to the cleaning supplies locker, Imu says it is pure coincidence. Kusuo and Mikoto are inside the locker, and Mikoto asks him what is going on. He tells her that he has no idea and to ask Imu since she made them go inside the locker. Imu questions herself as to why she hid them all the while talking to Kokomi. She then thinks that she did not want Kokomi to be upset but stops the thought, knowing she wants her to be saddened. She decides that she can open the locker and reveal them. Hearing that Imu is going home too, Kokomi grabs her arm and tells her that they should walk home together. Imu is surprised and smiles, thinking she smells nice and nearly admits about her beauty. She immediately pushes her away, surprising Kokomi.

Imu, annoyed by Kokomi playing with her, decides to ask her a question. Imu asks Kokomi if she likes Kusuo. Kokomi is caught off guard and is surprised. Imu smirks, she will make her confess, open the locker, and she will be saddened. Kokomi, being sincere, tells her yes. Imu is in shock. Kokomi continues by saying she has not fallen in love before but she thinks she is. Imu tells herself to open the locker but is frozen in place. She instead asks Kokomi if it was love at first sight, again wondering why she is not opening the locker. Kokomi corrects her that it was the opposite. Kokomi explains that she initially did not like him at all due to him not reacting to her the way she wanted him to. She tried to get back at him but with the passing of time she started to think about him all of the time. Having heard this, Imu realizes that she loves Kokomi after all, gives up competing against her and hugs her. Imu believes the feeling she had earlier was her being angry with Kusuo for not choosing Kokomi and relief from him not taking her away. Finally letting her go, Imu tells Kokomi that she will support her love and she wants her to be happy.

Kokomi thanks Imu and questions her on why she suddenly changed. Imu does not give her reason and tells her that they should head home. The two head to the exit, with Imu thinking she will not forgive anyone who troubles Kokomi. Soon the locker opens and Kusuo exits first. Mikoto again questions as to what happened. Having his arms crossed, Kusuo answers to her that things have gotten more troublesome.

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